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Peak #4: Griffith

The trail was gorgeous today! The Aspens are golden and the air is cooling off! This is my second time hiking Griffith but my first…

Mt. Charleston

…and we’re back! The monsoon season is over and the temps are cooling off! An absolutely GORGEOUS day up on the mountain! South trail out…

Black Mountain

Trail was well marked and clear. Started to climb at mile 3. Wish I would have taken some hiking poles.

Two peaks in one day

Ugh, what a grinder. Did this with two co-workers and decided to do Charleston and Griffith in the same day. Am I glad I did…

Two for the price of one

For some reason the guys I went with decided to do this as a two for the price of one. After taking the north loop…

Breezy at the top

Perfect morning. Chill in the air with most of the trail to myself.

Mummy Madness

WOW. I attempted Mummy by myself probably around this time during 2020. I did not have a downloaded map and scraped my way through scree…

Hit the Bonanza

The weather was great and it was a nice opportunity to see Cold Water Creek, which I had never visited.  The trail was good with…

Bonanza is beautiful

This was my first time to Bonanza and it was just a stunning trail! So many wildflowers in full bloom. We had the trail to…

Bonanza Peak

A nice hike. The trail had a couple tree obstacles. To get to trail head you need to drive on a rough road. I would…

Bonanza

Great Hike with my lovely Wife!

Bonanza, Finally!

I’ve been really nervous about making it up Bonanza. I was concerned with road conditions leading to the trailhead and I typically hike solo so…

Switchbacks are making me Bonanza!

The toughest part of this hike was the rocky road leading up to the trailhead! You need to be in a high clearance vehicle! My…

Turtlehead Peak!

I started from the parking lot at 6:15am. Was too hot by 8, as soon as I started the ridge climb and was out of…

Black Mountain

Highly recommend doing this as a sunrise hike in the summer. I missed most of the sunrise, but was still able to enjoy the early…

Fletcher Peak

The trip up North Loop to Fletcher Peak is a good work out. You can visit Raintree  a 3 thousand old tree by taking a…

Mummy on my mind

Conquered mummy mountain, the hike is strenuous mostly from just below the beginning of the scree field as you approach 10,000 foot elevation. Recent rains…

Turtlehead Peak

Awesome hike! Definitely got a bit too hot for our dog, but all of us enjoyed it.

Stormy Peak

We did this peak on a day the storm clouds were moving in rapidly.  As it turns out, the timing was perfect to complete the…

Griffith Peak

I love going up the South Loop. I think it is a wonderful cardio workout. I am documenting my second visit to Griffith Peak. The…

Treacherous Turtlehead

Treacherous Turtlehead is what I’m going to call this trail. Looks can be deceiving with a lot of scrambling and uncertainty of the marked (unmarked)…

Mummy Mountain

When we got to the top, it started raining and hailing. Cold, windy, and foggy at the summit. Besides the weather at the top, not…

Fletcher Peak

Challenging but fun hike.  Weather was stormy/cloudy when I went.  Got caught in the rain the last 2 miles coming down.  Luckily I was prepared…

Fletcher Peak

Challenging but fun hike.  Weather was stormy/cloudy when I went.  Got caught in the rain the last 2 miles coming down.  Luckily I was prepared…

Gruffing Griffith

Griffith Peak was an incredible hike on such a beautiful Sunday. The weather was perfect because the weekend before a monsoon came through and we…

Miserable on Mummy

Reaching the top of Trail Canyon was simple. Reaching the top of Mummy Mountain was…not simple. My hiking partner and I nearly missed the infamous…

Mummy, Charleston, Griffith run

Ran from trail canyon, to Mummy, Charleston, and Griffith. Legs were heavy and I was slow, but pulled off 8.5 hrs for 20 miles and…

Griffith Peak

Busy trail, even in the morning. The last half mile to mile is the worst part of the hike as it’s a straight incline. Views…

Charlie

Great weather great hike 6 of 6 done

Mummy, Charleston, Griffith run

Ran from trail canyon, to Mummy, Charleston, and Griffith. Legs were heavy and I was slow, but pulled off 8.5 hrs for 20 miles and…

Mummy, Charleston, Griffith run

Ran from trail canyon, to Mummy, Charleston, and Griffith. Legs were heavy and I was slow, but pulled off 8.5 hrs for 20 miles and…

Next Generation Hikers

My hiking partner, Jane W., and I decided my two grandsons, Scott (11) and Luke (9), were ready for their first Peak.  Since Jane and…

Bonanza Peak

The trail ended up being 4 miles longer due to the road being impassable after one of the first turn offs. It was pretty hot…

Griffith Peak Run

Ran Griffith Peak 2hrs and 50 min. Good run, sad to see the burn (haven’t been up there in 15 years) good morning out.

Bonanza

Monsoon rains washed out lots of trail

Bonanza is Buzzing!

A great cloudy start!  The bees and flies were plentiful up at the top!  If you are planning a hike, please  take a new notebook…

Turtlehead Peak

Nice trailhead with ample parking if you get there early. The trail is easy to follow and well marked until about 2/3 way up the…

Bonanza Campout

It rained a bit.  Route is about 2 miles longer than all-trails states.  Trail has some downed trees that create quite an obstacle but manageable. …

Fletcher Peak

Fun run. Started early, summited “false Fletcher” (one with sign in box) then continued on to the real Fletcher. Got back down to saddle and…

Fletcher Peak Run

Ran up to Fletcher Peak early. Summited both false fletcher and real fletcher. Great trail! A lot of fun to run.

Fletcher

Ran into a hiker at the peak today who told us about the challenge. Why not…signed up…one down…fun times!

Fun at Fletcher

This was our first hike of the six peak challenge and the weather did not disappoint! I felt challenged today since this was our first…

Mummy Tummy Peak (Scree nightmare)

It’s a beautiful day to hike Mummy Tummy Peak from Trail Canyon Trailhead All trails said only 8.1 miles but it took us 9.5 miles…

Slide from hell

If you want to feel like a bad ass- hike Mummy.  1 step forward, 3 back on the way up.   It was easier to…

Mummy

Scree night mare alpine slide down.  Would write more but tired and sick of this site. You should make it real easy to log a…

Bonanza Peak Run

Beautiful run on a beautiful morning. The skies were dramatic. It rained on us and thundered a lot. Finished in 3 hours.

Beat Down Hike

We left from Trail Canyon TH and took North Loop to the Peak.  The ascent had a few tough miles in the beginning and then…

Mummy Mountain

Got off to an early morning start on the trail with steady pace upward.  Ran into a lot of people along way going up. The…

Mummy Tummy

Started at 5am, finished in 8.5 hours. Rain cloud sat over summit so nearly all of hike was shaded or overcast and comfortably cool. Amazing…

Fletcher Day Hike

Beautiful day.  Perfect temperatures as it rained the night before.  First hike in the area for awhile so it was great smelling the Pine Trees…

Almost touching the clouds!

I loved watching the clouds roll in and listening to the thunder.  Got to the car minutes before the rain started.

Stronger than Excuses

We started bright and early at 5:45. The moon was still out and the tops of the peaks were golden in the sunrise. Hiking up…

Fletcher Peak

Awesome fitness hike, made it up to the peak in 1hr 40 min!

Turtlehead Peak Run

Ran this with my husband this morning. Started just after 6AM. It was cool and beautiful!

Turtlehead Peak run

Trail was fine. Good technical run. Under 2 hours car to car with my wife.

Mummy Mountain

Lots of traffic on the North Loop. Made it up the scree without poles. Stunning views from the top.

Bonanza Peak, NV

Our poor car. Last 2 miles to the trailhead was terrible! We have a small SUV, Toyota Rav4. We should have turned around and skipped…

Finish on Mt. Charleston!

Finished the challenge with an epic hiking day up Mt. Charleston. I took the North Loop Trail from Trail Canyon TH to the summit and…

Beautiful day on Bonanza

Beautiful day to hike Bonanza! Wildflowers in bloom so the meadow was especially beautiful. Hike was tough but probably my favorite so far. There were…

Mt Charleston via Griffith Peak

This is the second part of a double peak single day hike. Started off from Griffith Peak to Mt Charleston with heavy winds and cooler…

Griffith Peak

We did a 2 peak hike of Griffith Peak and Mt Charleston in one day. Got an early start of 0400 before sunrise with cooler…

Mt Charleston after Griffith peak

We had encountered a lot of cold wind over short leg returning from Griffith peak, until we returned about 10am to saddle point on South…

Ain’t no party like a scree party

Gorgeous weather, much cooler than in the valley. It was around 80* when we finished but there was enough intermittent breeze throughout the hike to…

Griffith Peak!

It was an absolutely beautiful hike. I cannot wait until I get the chance to go back up to do Mount Charleston Peak next month!

Charleston Peak Group Hike

We took a mountaineers route (alternate route) to the peak visiting other peaks in the area.  Group hike and had a bunch of fun.  Clouds…

Mt.Charleston Peak

This was my second time doing this climb, we parked at the north loop lot and walked over to the south loop to start. We…

Level 1 of 6

This is my first Mt challenge. I’m from the east coast  so hiking here in Las Vegas is a whole different beast. The past year…

Blooming Bonanza

Bonanza Peak was a beautiful hike with aromatic blooming wildflowers were the bees protected their pollen and the trees swung in the sun. The weather…

Mount Charleston Hike

Started my hike at Charleston South Loop at 5:00 am with the group today. It was still nice and cool.  Since it’s my first time…

Hiking is always better with friends

Blessed with beautiful weather today! Arrive at the trailhead early for parking. We started around 7:00 AM. Wear sunscreen. The first 1/3 is pretty exposed.…

Cathy Griffith for the win

Nice day, arrived early to a great front row parking spot at  the trailhead. the hike was nice and cool all the way to the…

Bonanza Peak

Nice trail and steady climb. Trail was in good condition and hike was a blast. It was longer than the posted 7is miles. Ended up…

Charleston Peak

Fun hike up to Charleston Peak on June 21st. First person to reach the peak for the summer season of 2022.

Sunday solitude up Bonanza Peak…

Bonanza Camp Rd is rough, but passable… my Outback got up it ok, just verrry slow. Despite my lazy 10am start I was the only…

Turtlehead Peak Father’s Day 2022

Delilah and I took advantage of an unseasonably cool June day to cross off Turtlehead early. Trail was well marked but still easy to loose…

Easy Saturday morning hike

Overcast breezy Saturday morning hike up Black Mountain, felt like I was getting away with an overly eay hike until it started getting steep in…

Griffith

All trails clocked this at 10.8 miles started at 7a Start temp: 51*; End temp: 57* – freezing with very windy conditions at the peak…

bonanza bold

My first time doing Bonanza! I usually hike alone, but to get there you do need 4 wheel drive for the 2 mile camp bonanza…

Three down, three to go…

Lovely hike, surprisingly few people on the trail until about 11am. A little hazy at top but still beautiful. Tons of wildflowers. A continuous 30MPH…

Turtlehead or bust

Great hike to start out the challange. Started at 0600 and finished in just under 3 hours. Towards the top the trail is hard to…

Dead Feet Hike

There is a two-mile dirt road to the trail head. Recommended for mid clearance vehicles only, and I wouldn’t suggest going when it’s muddy. The…

Fletcher Peak

Trail was good, 75-85 for temps.  Perfect blue sky, lots of wild flower pics taken.

Bonanza with el Jeffe

A little warm in the beginning and end, but a nice hike overall. Lots of wildflowers and a cool breeze once on the ridge. The…

Wildflower Bonanza

First off, let’s talk about the road to the trailhead. The actual trailhead is at the end of a bumpy two-mile gravel road. We got…

Mummy Madness

Wow!! This was the most intense hike to date. Mummy Mountain is very technical, especially hiking up the scree. I put my crampons on and…

Griffith Peak

Got an early start and only came across a few people on my way up. Coming back down the trail was very busy with folks…

Bonanza!

Last of the Six Pack of Peaks – Bonanza Peak.  Started around 6:30am and got to the summit around 10am. Lots of flowers around. There…

Bonanza Peak 99 Switchbacks

Got to trailhead in four wheel drive over a rough stream bed like access. Someone actually managed to get up there after us in a…

BAM! Bonanza peak done.

Beat the heat with an early start, at 7:30 am. Cool breeze on top. The trail is steep without many relief from the grade. Plenty…

Bonanza

Started at 8:26a length 9.5 miles elevation gain: 2,917 Moving time: 5:08 Total time: 5:34 Temp at start: 74*; Temp at finish: 84* All Trails…

Bonanza Peak

Started early at 5 am at the trailhead to beat the incoming heat of the day.   The last 2 miles to trailhead via Cold Creek…

Griffith Peak

Started at 5:30am from South Loop TH in order to tackle both Griffith and Charleston. We have reached the summit of Griffith at 9am. The…

Griffith Peak Side Trip

This was the first of two peaks we climbed on one hike. We started at 5:23 AM and I carried 5 liters of water. We…

Awesome Charleston

Started at 5:30am from South Loop TH in order to tackle both Griffith and Charleston. We have reached the summit of Griffith at 9am. The…

Long Day on Charleston

Great (but long) day climbing Charleston with Ethan, Lucie and Richard. We started our hike at 5:20 am and first bagged Griffith (see my other…

Hardcore Mummy

Started at North Loop TH in order to hit Fletcher and Mummy both in the same day. The hike is nice until the turnoff for…

Fletcher Peak

Started from North Loop TH to tackle both Fletcher and Mummy. Unfortunately Mummy Mountain is a beast and due to the rising heat we decided…

Attack of the Mummy!

Most people hike this from the Trail Canyon Trailhead. We took the longer route from North Loop because we intended to also climb Fletcher Peak…

Early Start on Turtlehead

Started our first hike of the Las Vegas Six-Pack bright and early by arriving at the gate right when they open at 6:00am. We hit…

No Turtles on Turtlehead

Nice and easy quick hike in the Red Rock Canyon. Started at 6am to beat to heat and we were done by 9:30am. Trail is…